Andy came over one day saying that he had just written a new song that he wanted to play for me. This one was music for a puppet show. For the next couple of hours he played music as we imagined and talked through the story that went along with it. The story is about a boy who is trying to get a peach from a peach tree. The boy is enlisted by birds to help with an unknown crisis. The birds carry the boy off to a clockmaker’s workshop, where the clockmaker is capturing birds and imprisoning them in clocks. The story deals with the relationship between the natural world and the world of man-made machines. The music is the narration in our story so that the puppets (marionettes and shadow puppets) will act out the story without words.